What's the earliest version of the iPhone that works with Mountain Lion cloud service

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by east85, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    Just wondering what the earliest version is that supports the correct iOS version to sync with the icloud and Mac for full functionality.

  2. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    The iPhone 3GS has iCloud support.
  3. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Just to clarify: you need iOS 5 in order to use iCloud, and iPhone 3GS is the oldest phone that Apple supports iOS 5 for.

    But with help of software you can find online, you can install iOS 5 on even the first generation iPhone. I don't know how well it works though.
  4. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    The real thing is, that "iOS 5" for old devices (whited00r) is a heavy-modified iOS 3. So iCloud is not working on that (They just calling dropbox sync support as icloud support). So real iCloud is only available on iPhone 3GS or above.
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Oh, okay. Thanks for the information!
  6. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Too bad iCloud itself doesn't have "full functionality." :p
  7. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    I was hoping to hear this. I know the iPhone 4 is pretty cheap now, so I might pick one up with the 5 hits. Guessing by then it's going to be even more affordable. I broke my old iPhone 3G after a night out on the town (herp derp), so I just needed to get an idea of what would work. That phone was due for retirement anyways, or so it seems with the 10.8 release.

    Thanks for the input!

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